A Funeral Mass was celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church in Everett on July 12 for Elena M. (Mogavero) Pantano, 90, who died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 6 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Elena was born and raised in Medford and was a 1948 graduate of Medford High School. She was married to her husband, Albert W. Pantano, Jr. for 58 years. The couple resided in Revere for many years while they raised their children.
Elena worked for many years as a waitress at the Ritz Cafe on Revere Street in Revere, the Chateau Deville and the Fernwood. She and
her husband later moved to Everett, where she has been for about 15 years.
She was a devoted and faithful parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Everett. Elena spent her days at the Revere Moose #2712 where she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post. There, she had many friends and loved to play bocce. She also loved to take trips to the casinos.
Her family recalls all the many wonderful holidays she hosted throughout the years and her legendary cooking. She was a simple woman who you would immediately love and want to be your friend.
The devoted wife of 58 years to the late Albert W. Pantano, Jr., she was the loving mother of Albert J. Pantano and his wife, Janet M. of The Villages, FL, formerly of Georgetown and Dennis Pantano of Everett; proud and cherished grandmother of Amanda M. McMahon and her husband, Lawrence of Conifer, CO, Amie J. Richards and her husband, Maxwell of Methuen and Andrea L. Pantano of Cambridge; adored great grandmother of Oliver George; dear sister of the late Camille Young– Fischer, Sebastian “Buster” Mogavero and Jennie Parisi. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and friends. Remembrances may be made to Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England, 219 E Main Street #100B, Milford, MA 01757 or by visiting www.sbagreaterne.org .
Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.
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